Tactics and Substance in the 2004 Elections GoogleNews: Howard Dean

September 17, 2003

by J

WaPo on Clark

Washington Post editorial on Clark:
Only this month did Mr. Clark announce that he is a Democrat. He told us in an interview the other day that he is new to the party -- it's not that he'd been a Democrat all along and kept his affiliation private for reasons of propriety. Asked whether he had voted for Republicans along the way, Mr. Clark said, "I don't even remember." Had he voted for a Republican for president? "I imagine that I voted for Reagan at one time or another," he said. It will be interesting to see how that plays with Democratic Party activists.
Yes. That will be interesting, indeed. Even more disturbing, Drudge (yes, a highly questionable source) is suggesting that Clark was a Republican fundraiser in 2001.
Wesley Clark fundraised for Republicans in 2001, for Pulaski County Republican Party (Little Rock)... December 2001: Clark registers to vote in Little Rock as independent... But in 2003, now he is a Democrat?...
Dude! You're a Rhodes scholar with expertise in economics. What were you thinking??
Posted by J at September 17, 2003 10:34 PM

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Posted by: Laura in DC at September 18, 2003 03:16 AM

Thanks for the comment and the link. One small suggestion about weblogging. Generally, the tradition has been that if you like a site, you should just link to it on your weblog whether they link back to you or not. Some of us who've been in the weblog community for a long time tend to get irritated at requests for 'link swaps.' I tend to think: If you want to link to me, great. Go for it. But don't insist on a 'swap.' Psychologically, I'm much more disposed to think kindly of someone who links to my site w/o asking for a swap than of someone who makes it conditional. There are plenty of sites in the sidebar here at VJ that don't link back to us (or even know that we exist, necessarily.)

Posted by: J at September 18, 2003 02:44 PM

Recommended Reading:

The Politics of Truth: Inside the Lies that Led to War and Betrayed My Wife's CIA Identity: A Diplomat's Memoir
The Politics of Truth... A Diplomat's Memoir

Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush
Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush

Against All Enemies by Richard Clarke
Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror

LIES by Al Franken
Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right

The Great Unraveling
The Great Unraveling

The Great Big Book of Tomorrow
The Great Big Book of Tomorrow

Clinton Wars
The Clinton Wars

Blinded by the Right
Blinded by the Right: The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative

Waging Modern War: Bosnia, Kosovo, and the Future of Combat

Subject to Debate: Sense and Dissents on Women, Politics, and Culture

Living History

The Hunting of the President: The Ten-Year Campaign to Destroy Bill and Hillary Clinton

John Adams

Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation

Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace

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